CITY POINT, January 17, 1865.
(Received 2.15 p. m.)
Please call the attention of the Surgeon-General to the necessity of sending a hospital steamer to Fort Firsher for the purpose of taking care of four wounded.
U. S. GRANT,
CITY POINT, January 17, 1865 - 8.45 a. m.
The following dispatch just received.* In honor of this signal victory you will fire a salute of 100 guns.
By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:
JNO. A. RAWLINS,
Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.
(Same to General Ord.)
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
January 17, 1865 - 10.45 a. m.
A salute of 100 guns will be fired this day at 12 m. in honor of the brilliant and glorious capture of Fort Fisher, which I deem to be one of the most important events that could have occurred at this time, and on which and I most heartily congratulate the lieutenant-general commanding.
GEO. G. MEADE,
WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 25.
Washington, January 17, 1865.
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36. So much of Special Orders, Numbers 442, December 12, 1864, from this office, as directed Brigadier General George J. Stannard, U. S. Volunteers, to report in person without delay to the Governor of the State of vermont for such duties as might be assigned to him during his convalescence, and until further orders, is hereby revoked and the following substituted:
Brigadier General George J. Stannard, U. S. Volunteers, will report in person without delay to the commanding general Department of the East for such duties as may be assigned him during his convalescence, and until further orders.
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By order of the Secretary of War:
W. A. NICHOLS,
* See Comstock to Grant, Part I, p. 405.